Steps to Apply

Review the application requirements and the steps to apply to Penn State.

Steps to Apply by Applicant Type

Different groups of prospective students applying to Penn State have specific requirements that need to be met in order to complete their application. To review the steps to apply and other requirements, select the applicant type that best describes you from the list below.

First-Year Students
First-Year Students

Information for current high school students or students who have graduated from high school and have attempted 17 or fewer credit hours of post-secondary work.

International Students
International Students

Information for students who require any type of visa in order to attend Penn State.

Transfer Students
Transfer Students

Information for students who have attempted 18 or more credit hours at another institution after high school graduation.

Adult Students
Adult Students

Information for students who are over 24 years of age, a veteran or actively serving member of the armed forces, more than 4 years removed from high school, or assuming multiple adult roles.

Military & Veteran Students
Military & Veteran Students

Information for students who are a veteran or actively serving member of the armed forces.

Estudiantes Latinos
Estudiantes Latinos

Información en español para estudiantes latinos y sus familias.